Monday, 13 April 2015

REVIEW: Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch Foundation

It's been a while since I've been really impressed with a drugstore foundation. And beauties, is the Maybelline New York Dream Wonder Foundation impressive!

If you're on the hunt for a new foundation that won't cost you a bomb (Maybelline is regularly on promotion too!), then add this to your shopping list. 

The Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch Foundation is a light-weight base product that gives your skin a matte finish. And for a foundation that feels only the tiniest bit thicker than water, the coverage is easily medium to full. With the exception of my under eyes, I very rarely need to use concealer when I wear this!

So, let's get to know this baby a little more, shall we?


The glass bottle this liquid magic is housed in feels very luxurious and it really does look like a high end rather than a drugstore product. I also really love that the front and back sides are flat - I find fitting cylindrical bottles into my makeup bag really difficult, whereas this slick bottle just slots right in!

That aside, the most unique feature of the Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch Foundation is the tear-drop shaped applicator. It is easily the most unusual foundation applicator I've ever seen and it doesn't really do a whole lot in my opinion. But that said, because this foundation is so runny, it does come in handy to control the amount of product you want to use. 

Once your screw open the lid and pull the applicator out, it's already coated in more than a full-face's worth of foundation. From there, I usually just use my finger to swipe the product off of the 'tear drop' and the wand, then dot it onto my face before blending. It's a little unusual, but for a foundation this runny, a pump dispenser probably wouldn't work anyway!


Even though this product is incredibly thin, the coverage is ridiculously good! Take a look at the swatches below - the Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch Foundation is very blendable, smooth and can easily be built up if you need a little extra coverage in places.

Let's do a little demo. In the image below I've just applied a few dots of the Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch Foundation to my cheek. You can see that there is quite a big difference between my skin tone and the foundation shade (which is 70 Pure Beige if you're wondering!), but this baby blends out so well that the end effect is very natural. Scroll down and see!

Take a look at the right side of my face - dare I say it, but my skin looks flawless! The coverage of the Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch Foundation is almost beyond belief, but if you compare the left and right sides of my face, you can really see the difference that this foundation makes. My skin tone is more even and looks smoother, while still giving a 'my skin but better' effect.

Close up, you can really see how flawlessly it applies. In the below image I've applied it to the rest of my face and apart from the area around my nose, my skin looks very even and soft. The finish of the Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch Foundation is a semi-matte, which looks gorgeously natural on the skin.

Just look at this before and after - the coverage is just unbelievable!

Wear and Longevity

I first tried this foundation in November just when I was about to go overseas to Japan, and even in their blisteringly cold winter, this foundation stayed put. Then when I came home to an Aussie summer, it also managed to last really well on hotter days. 

With a primer, this foundation can easily last a whole day without budging, oxidising or looking patchy, so it's a great choice if you wear makeup for long periods of time, like at work. Only thing is that if you have any dry areas on your face, the Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch Foundation does tend to emphasise those spots. 

Final Thoughts

I've heard a few stories from other beauty bloggers that this foundation can aggravate sensitive skin due to the Octoxinate ingredient (3%), but for me I've never experienced this. If you have sensitive skin, I would definitely test this product out before you buy it in case it affects you, but for me it was completely fine! 

And I'm not saying this lightly, but the Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch Foundation is easily my Holy Grail Foundation. The coverage is fantastic, the price point is great, the wear is incredibly smooth and comfortable and so if you're on the hunt for a new foundation, this is the one beauties!

Have you tried the Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch Foundation? What were your thoughts?



  1. I've been wondering about this foundation but haven't picked it up yet. I might now though! I do love maybelline foundations.

  2. Its become my holy grail too. I make sure i moisturize well before bed though. It disappears into the skin with minimum effort

  3. I've been hearing good things about this foundation, it really sounds amazing! The finish and coverage look gorgeous on your skin!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.


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